Tim underwent a heart transplant on August 23, 1998, after having suffered a devastating heart attack a few years prior. After this heart failed he underwent a second heart transplant on November 11, 2009, (each time at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.) After the second transplant he dealt with various serious complications of anti-rejection medications including kidney failure. His last few months were especially challenging and he chose discontinuing further treatment and entered hospice.
He came to Florida with his friend BJ where he met the love of his life, Faith. They were married in Altamonte Springs on March 4, 1984. Tim was an eternal optimist and the epitome of positive thinking. When he received a lemon, he made lemonade and in voluminous amounts! He loved, and was loved, by his family. To know Tim was to love him.
He grew up in Canton, and attended Canton Area Schools. He held an Associate Degree from Williamsport Area Community College, which became Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State institution, entrenching his support of Penn State. He was an ardent fan of that University.
He always had a large grin on his face and loved a good party but as a non-drinker, he served for many as the designated driver. He enjoyed clambakes at his father’s farm and again when these were resumed on an annual basis after his father moved to Florida. He was a “Mister Fixit” and always at the ready to help out family, friends and neighbors. His family and numerous friends will sorely miss him.
He is survived by his wife, Faith Richardson Stanton, and son, Robert Franklin, both of Casselberry, Florida; his father, Dr. Donald (Jane) Stanton, Lakewood Ranch, Florida; sister, Dawne (William) Stanton Nock, Coral Springs, Florida and Port Townsend, Washington; brother, Stephen (Kim) Stanton, Paoli, Pennsylvania; maternal aunts, Marie Seeley Foust, Canton (Windfall), Pennsylvania; Nelle Seeley Calkins, Granville Summit, Pennsylvania and paternal aunt Annabelle (Michael) Chrzan Stanton Polly, Sylvania, Pennsylvania; nephew, Will (Heather) Nock and their children, Owen and Jamie, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; niece, Olesya Stanton; cousins, Alfred, James and Gordon Calkins; Tommy, Teddy Dale, Tony Foust and Wendy Foust Root. A step-cousin, Jim (Tracie) Nichols, Kansas City, Kansas and a special friend, Benjamin “BJ” Jennings, Oviedo, Florida, formerly Sylvania Pennsylvania.
He was pre-deceased by his mother, Phyllis Seeley Stanton; maternal grandparents, Guy and Alice Smith Seeley; paternal grandparents, Charles and Pansy Kratzer Stanton; uncles, Layton Calkins, Ted Foust, Tom Seeley, Edmund Stanton and cousins, Craig Stanton and Mary Ann Calkins Murphy.
A Memorial Service was held at his church, St. Stephens Catholic Church, Winter Springs, Florida on April 27, 2015.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Windfall Church on July 11, at 11 AM.
For those wishing to, contributions in Tim’s memory may be made to: The Guthrie Hospice Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pennsylvania 18840; Or: Heart Transplant Research (004431) University of Florida Foundation, Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, Florida 32604
These names were omitted from the obituary for Tim Stanton which ran in last week's paper:
Cousins - Edmund "Stub" Stanton of Austinville and Sheryl Stanton Angove of Columbia Cross Roads.
Also the name of Wendy Foust Route was misspelled in the obituary. She also is a cousin.